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RISE Together Summer 2019!

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The IRC in Boise is looking for volunteers to help in three primary areas: outreach & registration, on-site facilitators, and in-pool assistants. Register to volunteer here. 

Outreach & Registration
Come with a group of volunteers to canvas the building where we will be hosting swim lessons: tape fliers to doors, talk to residents about the importance of swim education, get them excited about free swim lessons in their building, and complete as many registrations as possible. We will provide a link to a registration form that you can access from phone or tablet, and backup paper copies if you hit an area of no-wifi. When you sign up for a volunteer shift, make sure you can also attend the mandatory volunteer outreach orientation training on May 21st at 5:30pm-6:30pm. If you are unable to attend the orientation, please email Hannah at Hannah.oblock [at] rescue.org to reschedule.

Outreach dates:
Session 1: June 4th, 6th, and 13th 6:00-7:00pm
Session 2: June 18th, 20th, 27th 6:00pm-7:00pm
Session 3: July 2nd, 5th, 11th 6:00pm-7:00pm
Session 4: July 16th, 18th, 25th 6:00pm-7:00pm

 

On-Site Facilitator
Reporting to the RISE site coordinator, we need volunteers to help check in kids when they arrive, fit them with swimsuits, guide youth to/from classes, and entertain kiddos with popsicles and games after classes. When you sign up for a volunteer shift, make sure you can also attend the mandatory RISE orientation training on June 11th at 5:30pm-6:30pm at the IRC in Boise (7287 W Franklin Rd). If you are unable to attend the orientation, please email Hannah at Hannah.oblock [at] rescue.org to reschedule.

Facilitation Dates: 
Session 1: MF, from June 24th June 28th & MW, July 1st-3rd from 4:15pm to 6:30pm
Session 2: M TH, 4:15pm to 6:30pm from July 8th-July 18th
Session 3: M TH, 4:15pm to 6:30pm from July 22nd-Aug 1st
Session 4: M TH, 4:15pm to 6:30pm from Aug 5thAug 15th

 

In-Pool Assistants
The YMCA is providing instructors and life guards for RISE Together. But extra hands in the water in each small group would be very helpful! You dont have to be swim instruction or life guard certified (youll be surrounded by certified instructors and life guards). But your help in repeating instructions and guiding kids will make the instructors and life guards jobs easier. If you can, please commit to a full 2 week volunteer window: students and instructors in our last cycle reported that it was a much better teaching environment when they worked with the same volunteers and same kids consistently for 2 weeks. When you sign up for a volunteer shift, make sure you can also attend the mandatory RISE orientation training on June 11th at 5:30pm-6:30pm at the IRC in Boise (7287 W Franklin Rd). If you are unable to attend the orientation, please email Hannah at Hannah.oblock [at] rescue.org to reschedule.

In-Pool Dates: 
Session 1: MF, from June 24th June 28th & MW, July 1st-3rd from 4:15pm to 6:30pm
Session 2: M TH, 4:15pm to 6:30pm from July 8th-July 18th
Session 3: M TH, 4:15pm to 6:30pm from July 22nd-Aug 1st
Session 4: M TH, 4:15pm to 6:30pm from Aug 5thAug 15th

Register to volunteer here.